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Type of protected area - Where it is located
Typology: Regional Natural Park; established with L.R. May 16, 1980, n. 45.
The Val Troncea Natural Park extends from the 1,670 m of the valley floor, where the Chisone stream flows, to the 3,280 m of Punta Rognosa, which separates it from the Sestriere, while at the head of the valley rises Monte Barifreddo (3,208 m). The area occupies an area of 3,280 hectares in the Municipality of Pragelato (Province of Turin).
Valley of flowers - Val Troncea Natural Park (photo www.parconaturalevaltroncea.it)
On the one hand the ski resorts of Pragelato and the tourist settlements, on the other, just 5 kilometers away, the Colle del Sestriere, with its expanse of concrete; in the middle, as if by a miracle, the Val Troncea. Here the vegetation consists of dense larch woods, sometimes associated with stone pine and hooked pine. The alpine flora, very rich, is made up of pioneering species such as the edelweiss, alpine plate, the purple fescue, alpine slab, the calcareous violet and the Pyrenean buttercup. The fauna includes: chamois, deer, roe deer, ibex, wild boar, eagles, goshawks, sparrow hawks, hazelnuts and white partridges. There are interesting signs of the ancient extraction of copper along the mule track that climbs to the Beth hill.
Val Troncea Natural Park (photo www.parconaturalevaltroncea.it)
Information for the visit
Via della Pineta hamlet Ruà
10060 Pragelato (TO)
At the headquarters there is the Visitor Center, the Naturalistic Museum and the library.